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ICO To Increase Cookie Enforcement Efforts

PRIVACY LAW—UK

September 14, 2012

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has warned organizations to comply with regulations on cookie use or face “massive fines,” Computeractive reports. Unnamed operators now have a deadline for compliance, according to the ICO’s Dave Evans, following criticism that the office has not been strict enough on cookie enforcement. For those operators that do not meet a given deadline, formal enforcement action is likely, Evans said. “Failure to act on an enforcement notice is a criminal offense,” he added. The ICO gained the authority by law in May to fine organizations up to £500,000 for failure to comply with rules on cookies.
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